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Trumbull Higgins, 70, Historian And Author on U.S. War Strategy
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE5DE1F3EF935A15757C0A966958260

 By JOHN T. MCQUISTON
Published: April 26, 1990
LEAD: Trumbull Higgins, a military historian and an author, died of a heart attack yesterday at St. Luke's Hospital. He was 70 years old and lived in Manhattan. Trumbull Higgins, a military historian and an author, died of a heart attack yesterday at St. Luke's Hospital. He was 70 years old and lived in Manhattan. Mr. Higgins, who once described himself as ''a specialist in military fiasco,'' was a professor of history at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and wrote numerous books on military history, concentrating on strategy and policy decisions during World War II, the Korean War and the Bay of Pigs invasion.
His latest book, ''The Perfect Failure,'' published in 1987 by W. W. Norton & Company, is a case study of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs operation. He concluded that President John F. Kennedy inherited a half-baked plan for the invasion of Cuba, which was prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Among his earlier works was ''Winston Churchill and the Second Front,'' published in 1957 by Oxford University Press. It was a study of the Allied decision to invade North Africa in 1942, rather than to make an early direct assault on Nazi forces across the English Channel. He termed Churchill's war policies ''unrealistic and near-disastrous.''
-Turned to Korean Conflict-
After writing several books on most phases of World War II, Mr. Higgins turned his attention to the Korean conflict in, ''Korea and the Fall of MacArthur: A Precis in Limited War,'' published in 1960 by Oxford. Mr. Higgins viewed the Korean conflict in terms of the disagreements between American policymakers over strategy. On the one side was Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who wanted to blockade and bomb China; on the other was President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who feared bringing war on China. Mr. Higgins was a life-long resident of Manhattan. He graduated from Princeton in 1941 and earned his doctorate in history there in 1951. He lectured often at the National War College in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Guest; a son, Jonathan of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a step-daughter, Hadley Haden-Guest of Manhattan, and two sisters, Faith McCurdy of Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., and Anita Salembier of Oyster Bay, L.I.

also http://webscript.princeton.edu/~paw/memorials/memdisplay.php?id=5920
Princeton Alumni Weekly Memorials > Trumbull Higgins '42 PAW Home Memorials Home

TRUMBULL DIED of a heart attack at St. Luke's Hospital in N.Y.C. Apr. 25,1990. He was a military historian and an author who once described himself as "a specialist in military fiasco." At the time of his death, he was a professor of history at the John Jay College of Criminal justice in N.Y.C. and had written numerous books on military history.
Trumbull came to Princeton via Choate, majored in history, and was a member of Court. He received a master's from Princeton in 1946 and a Ph.D. in 1951.
Trumbull was described as a restless, incessant traveler, often preferring the journey to the destination. ion. He possessed a bright, inquiring, and provocative mind equipped with an analytic method prepared to probe his opponent's target at its weakest spot. It could also be said that he worked all the time, even while he idled.

He and his widow, Barbara, who were married for 35 years, shared an interesting life centered on travel, literature (her field), and an exploration of the ethos of military history, in which Trumbull centered on contemporary wars.

To Barbara; his stepdaughter, Hadley HadenGuest; his son, Jonathan; and to the other members of his family; the Class extends its most sincere condolences.

The Class of 1942 - PAW October 24th, 1990

Webmasters findings

Social Security Death Index
Name: Trumbull Higgins
Last Residence: 10012 New York, NY, USA
Born: 27 Sep 1919 Died: 25 Apr 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951 )

1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1567; Page: 24A; Enumeration District: 556; Image: 183

 (No Image Available)

C H Higgins         50
Claire V L Higgins 36
T Higgins             10 (Trumbull*)
Anita Higgins         8
Faith Higgins         6
                              * added by webmaster

1920 HIGGINS CHARLES 40 M W CT NY NEW YORK MANHATTAN
Name               Age
Charles Higgins  40
Claire Higgins     21
Trumbull Higgins 3/12
Alexandrina Fergerson 26 nurse
Karim Hagstrom 38 cook

Obituary of his wife Barbara Guest
Los Angeles Times - (Mar/10/2006) OBITUARIES

Barbara Guest, 85; Modernist Poet Inspired by Abstract Expressionists By Mary Rourke - Times Staff Writer
March 10, 2006

Barbara Guest, a Modernist poet inspired by Abstract Expressionist artists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning who was the only woman included in the New York School of poets that emerged in the late 1950s, has died. She was 85.

Guest died Feb. 15 in Berkeley of complications from several strokes.

The author of more than 20 books of poetry, plays, fiction and biography, Guest wrote in unrhymed verses. Critics noted that she held lyrical or musical sound and material images in tension in her work.

To create a particular visual effect and to emphasize certain words in her verses, she made liberal use of white space on the page.

One line might be composed of a single word, followed by a line of five or six words.

Like other members of the New York School that included John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch and James Schuyler, Guest brought poetry and art together in her work. Her first book of verse — "The Location of Things" (1960) — was published under the imprint of Tibor de Nagy, a prominent art gallery in New York City.

Other books of her poetry include "The Countess From Minneapolis" (1976) and "The Tuerler Losses" (1980).

Guest wrote about nature as well as city life, and once said her poems were more about language than ideas. In the poem "A Handbook of Surfing" (1968), she refers to waxed boards, wipeouts and other terms best known to surfers, but did so in a way that painted word pictures any reader can grasp.

"Blue Stairs" (1968) describes a staircase. The "radiant deepness" of its span is "disarming as one who executes robbers," she wrote.

Many of her poems are brief. "Echoes" from her book "The Red Gaze" in 2004 reads:

  Once more riding down to Venice on borrowed horses,
  The air free of misdemeanor, at rest in the inns of our fathers.
  Once again whiteness like the white chandelier.
  Echoes of other poems …

 "In short stanzas and single lines that pour over the page, Guest writes as if recording the topmost level of impressions that have roots in unfathomable histories," wrote a reviewer for Publisher's Weekly.
"The diction of myth and fairy tale mixes freely with abstraction."

Guest was well established as a poet when she wrote "Seeking Air" (1978), an experimental novel that is described as a series of prose poems and is compared to a diary. Six years later, Guest wrote a biography of Hilda Doolittle, a 20th century American poet and muse-like character whose friends included novelist D.H. Lawrence and poet Ezra Pound.

Guest's book "Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World" was praised as a "shimmering, delicately patterned narrative" in a New York Times review by Michiko Katutani. However, another reviewer, Katha Pollitt in the New York Times, wrote that Guest offered "no approach of her own beyond plot synopses and cryptic judgments."

Born Barbara Pinson in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of a probation officer who moved the family to Florida when she was young. She grew up in several Florida towns. At age 11 she moved to Los Angeles to live with relatives. She enrolled at UCLA and transferred to UC Berkeley where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English in 1943.

After college, Guest moved to New York City and was an art reviewer for Art News magazine through most of the 1950s.

After her early success as a poet, she went through a period of comparative obscurity but found a new audience in the early 1990s. Members of a younger generation — the "language poets" including Charles Bernstein — claimed her as their inspiration. In 1999 she received the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America.

Guest was married three times — first to John Dudley, a painter and writer. Their marriage ended in divorce in the late 1940s. She then married Stephen Guest, a translator. The couple had one child — a daughter, Hadley Guest — before divorcing in 1954. That year she married Trumbull Higgins, a military historian. They had one child: a son, Jonathan Higgins. Trumbull Higgins died in 1990.
In recent years, Guest lived with her daughter in Berkeley. She is survived by her two children. 

Obituary of daughter of Trumbull's sister Faith Hope M. Olmsted - Richlands News-Press & Clinch Valley News - (May/18/2005)

Hope M. Olmsted
Hope McCurdy Olmsted, 58 of Thompson Valley, died May 12 at her home. Born June 2, 1946 in New York, NY, she was a daughter of Faith Higgins McCurdy of Cold Springs Harbor, NY, and the late James A. McCurdy.

She was a 1968 graduate of Harvard University, and received her Master’s Degree from Harvard in 1976. She was the Southwest Virginia representative of the Harvard University Alumni. She had retired as the Public Relations Director of the Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Charity Olmsted.
Additional survivors: husband, Dr. Garrett Olmsted; sons, Dr. John Olmsted and wife, Angela, of Lynchburg, Charles Olmsted and James Olmsted and wife, Christina, all of Richmond; daughter, Virginia Olmsted of the home; brothers, Ian McCurdy of Oyster Bay, NY, Charles McCurdy of New York; sister, Shelia McCurdy of Middletown, RI; and grandchildren, Samantha Olmsted and Elizabeth Olmsted.
Graveside services were conducted May 15 at 2 p.m. at the family’s cemetery in Thompson Valley with the Rev. Dr. David De Berry officiating. Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell was in charge of arrangements.

Notes on Charles Higgins & Claire Lennep
  Engagement announced on 2 Nov 1918 in N.Y.Times

Notes on Trumball's sister Faith
  New York Times 27 Mar 1944 Engagement of Faith Higgins
  New York Times 25 Dec 1944 Marriage announcement
                                             of Faith Higgins

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http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-h/jm-hggns.htm


Rear Admiral John Martin Higgins, USN, (1899-1973)


John M  Higgins was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 15 August 1899. Graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1922, he served prior to World War II in battleships, destroyers and other surface ships, as well as on periodic shore duty. In 1941-42, he commanded USS Gwin (DD-433). Promoted to Captain in mid-1942, during the rest of World War II he led several destroyer units in combat in the Central Solomons, off Iwo Jima and Okinawa and during raids on Japan.

Following the Japanese surrender, Captain Higgins held important staff positions and was commanding officer of USS Wisconsin (BB-64). After promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral, he commanded a cruiser division, including active participation in the first months of the Korean War. In 1951-52 he led the Pacific Fleet Mine Force. Rear Admiral Higgins held several shore billets during the remainder of his service, including commandant of two naval districts and Chief of the Military Advisory Group, Japan, in 1957-59. He retired from active duty in September 1961. Rear Admiral John M. Higgins died on 7 December 1973.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy
See 1920 Census Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland

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http://www.usswisconsin.org/General/commanding_officers.htm


CAPTAIN JOHN MARTIN HIGGINS, USN
Captain, USS WISCONSIN 3/11/47-7/1/48
was born in Madison, Wisconsin 13 August 1899. He
attended high school in the city before his
appointment to the US Naval Academy from Wisconsin in
1918. He graduated and was commissioned Ensign in June
1922. He was assigned to the USS MISSISSIPPI, USS
MARBLEHEARD, USS NOLOMIS, USS RALEIGH, USS PHILIP, USS
MEDUSA, USS MELVILLE, USS ARGONNE and was
Communications Officer aboard the USS PENNSYLVANIA. He
commanded the Destroyer Divisions 22,23 and 24,
Destroyer Squadron 6, Destroyer Division 11 serving at
various times aboard the destroyers MURY, FANNING and
AULT. For his services in command of Destroyer
Division 23 he was awarded the Navy Cross "for
extraordinary heroism as Commander Destroyer Division
23 engaged in the New Georgia Islands Operations
against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands
Area from 30 June to 13 July 1943". In May 1945 he was
transferred to Task Flotilla 3 as Commander in
Destroyers, Pacific Fleet. He led his destroyer
flotilla in attacks against units of the Japanese
fleet and shore installations in the Iwo Jima
operation, the first and second Tokyo raids, the
Kyushu air strikes, the Okinawa operation, and the
Minami Daito Shima and Chichi Jima bombardments. In
the face of intense and determined air attacks, ships
of his flotilla destroyed numerous enemy aircraft to
protect the carriers and maintain the offensive power
of the warships and aircraft of the task force. He
received a second Legion of Merit for exceptional
meritorious conduct as commander of a destroyer screen
in a fast carrier task group from January to April
1945. Detached from that command in November 1945,
Captain Higgins returned to the section, Office of the
Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department,
Washington, DC. He served as Chief of Staff and Aide
to the commandant, Fourth Naval District,
Philadelphia, PA until 11 March 1947 when he was
ordered to command the USS WISCONSIN.

Related 
OFF SITE  01 Oct 2005
http://www.usswisconsin.org/Pictures/1940's-page_2.htm
 
Many photos of the ship, including Captain Higgins and the crew

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COLONEL WILLIAM HIGGINS 
War Of 1812 
DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment Tennessee Mounted Volunteers 
Source: 
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/1812reg.htm 
            Reproduced with kind permission of the Webmaster

DATES: December 1813 - February 1814 
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Madison (Ala.), Lincoln, Robertson, Smith, and Wilson Counties 
CAPTAINS: Samuel Allen, John B. Cheatham, John Crane (Craine), Adam Dale, William Doak, Thomas Eldridge, Stephen Griffith, James Hamilton (Hambleton), John Hill, Joseph Kirkpatrick 

BRIEF HISTORY: 
Along with Colonel Perkins' regiment, this unit comprised the sixty-day volunteers enlisted by William Carroll to fill the rapidly dwindling ranks of Jackson's army decimated by the desertions of December 1813. Determined to make the most of this new army, Jackson marched these 850 green troops into Creek territory where they encountered the Red Sticks at Emuckfau and Enotochopco (22 and 24 January 1814). The Tennesseans at these battles suffered heavy casualties. The line of march went through Huntsville to Fort Strother and then to the battlefields. 

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http://stars.coe.fr/WebDev/ASP/APList/APListFiche.asp?MPID=2652&Language=E


Mr Michael D. HIGGINS (Ireland)
Representative
Labour
Birthdate : 01/04/1941 
Deputy 
Assembly Member since 2001 
Socialist Group (Member) 
Committee on Culture, Science and Education (Member) 

Alternate of :
Mr Liam AYLWARD (Committee on Economic Affairs and Development

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http://www.socialistparty.net/joeh/



Joe Higgins
would like to thank the people of Dublin West for electing him to Dail Eireann, Joe will work as hard as he did outside the Dail for ordinary working people, the unemployed and the young people of West Dublin.

Joe's campaign of People Power in action is a credit to all the people who have struggled and fought with him on several campaigns from Anti Water Charges to heroin treatment clinics. 

 

CANADA

http://collections.ic.gc.ca/yale/people/higgins.htm
David W. Higgins
former editor and chief of the Victoria Colonist

His wife Mrs. D.W. Higgins 
           (Mary Jane Pidwell

Photos courtesy of British Columbia Archives
D. W. Higgins photo # E-01369
Mrs. Higgins Photo # E-01370

Added 30 Sep 2003
1881 Census Household:


Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
 

David Wm HIGGINS M Male     English 47 Nova Scotia 
                                       
Newspaper Proprietor Reformed Episcopal
Mary HIGGINS M        Female English 35 Prince Edward Island
                                       
                               Reformed Episcopal 
William HIGGINS         Male    English 14 British Columbia 
                                                               
Reformed Episcopal 
Elizabeth HIGGINS     Female  English 16 British Columbia
 
                                                                              Reformed Episcopal 
Maude HIGGINS        Female  English 12 British Columbia 
 
                                                                              Reformed Episcopal 
Frank HIGGINS         Male     English 10 British Columbia 
                                                                              Reformed Episcopal 
Charles HIGGINS      Male      English  3 British Columbia 
                                                                              Reformed Episcopal 
Ethel MOORE           Female  English  9 USA 
                                                                              Reformed Episcopal 

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Source Information:
Census Place Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia 
Family History Library Film 1375921 NA Film Number C-13285 District 190 
Sub-district B Page Number 44 Household Number 405 


Mrs. D. W. Higgins (Mary Jane Pidwell) 



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HIGGINS' AT AMHERST COLLEGE

http://www.amherst.edu/~rjyanco/genealogy/acbiorecord/1854.html#higgins-am

Higgins, Alexander Martin. S. of Isaac and Almeny
(Baldwin)
, b. Jamaica, Vt., D. 14, 1830. Prepared
Boston H. S. and Worcester Acad.; A. C., 1850-52;
grad. Brown, 1854. Newton T. S., 1854-57; ordained
Boston, Jy. 19, 1857; s. s. Reading; p. Leominster;
Plaistow, N. H., 1861-64;; s. s. So. Framingham,
1865-66; p. Chicopee, 1866-69; Plaistow, N. H.,
1869-72; Greenville, N. H., 1873-74; E. Gloucester,
1874-77; Lee, 1877-81; Ashland, 1881
....

Higgins, Lucius Hopkins. S. of Timothy and Jennette
(Carter)
, b. Southington, Conn., Jy. 4, 1832. Delta
Upsilon. Prepared Monson Acad.; A. C., 1856; grad.
Yale, 1860. Andover T. S., 1861-63; s. s. various
places, 1863-66; p. Lanark, Ill., 1866-75; Huntington,
Conn., 1875-81; Mt. Carmel, Conn., 1881-88; Hanover,
Conn., 1888-1900; w. c. W. Hartford, Conn. D. W.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 24, 1916.  

View the 1870 Census Scan  01 September 2003

1880 Census Household:
04 March 2003

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

Lucius H. HIGGINS Self M Male     W 48 CT 
                                   Cong. Preacher CT CT 
Louise Y. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 40 CT 
                                    Keeping House CT CT 
Edwin A. HIGGINS  Son S Male     W 16 CT 
                                              School CT CT 
Janette C. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 IL 
                                              School CT CT 
Henry D. HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 IL 
                                              School CT CT 
Mary E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 IL 
                                              School CT CT 
Gould S. HIGGINS Son S Male    W 5 CT 
                                                        CT CT 
David W. HIGGINS Son S Male   W 2 CT 
                                                         CT CT 
Source Information:
Census Place Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut 
Family History Library Film 1254095 
NA Film Number T9-0095 Page Number 365C 


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HIGGINS, HENRY BOURNES (1851-1929) 
Higgins was born on 30 June 1851 at Newtownards, Ireland and migrated to Victoria in 1870 with his family. He completed a law degree at Melbourne University and entered the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Geelong in 1894.

Papers of Henry Bournes Higgins (1851-1929)
 
http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/1057.html


Website has details of his life and career MS 1057 

HIGGINS, Henry Bournes (1851-1929): Politician and judge. 

Correspondence, journals, notebooks of speeches and writings, press cuttings and printed material; Higgins family correspondence 1841-1929 

The Higgins Family correspondence dates from 1841 and comprises mainly letters between Henry's parents John and Annie Higgins. John Higgins, a Wesleyan minister, travelled on circuit in Northern Ireland and continued Victoria in 1870. The latter portion of the family correspondence includes letters of Nettie Higgins (Palmer) to her mother, 1894 to 1910, and letters of Mervyn Higgins (Son of H. B. Higgins) to his parents, written from Oxford, London, Melbourne and Egypt over the period 1900 to 1916. 

Photo of Henry Bournes Higgins.
photograph neg.4293 Courtesy of National Library of Australia


A collection of photographs of members of the Higgins Family is held in the Pictorial Section of the Library, and sketch of polling day at North Melbourne, 1901.
 
Biographical Note 

1851, June 3 Date of birth, county Down, Ireland 

1870 Migrated to Victoria with his family 

1875 Graduated LL. B., M.A., from University of Melbourne; 
called to the Victorian Bar in 1876 

1876 Was admitted to the English Bar 

1894 Entered politics as M. L. A. for Geelong. In the 
Federal Convention of 1897-98 Higgins was a member of 
the judiciary committee, and he sided with the Labour 
party in its attempts to reject the Federation Bill. 

1901 Represented North Melbourne in the
first Commonwealth Parliament; in the second Parliament,
he was appointed Attorney-General in J. C. Watson's
Labour ministry of 1904 


1906 Became Justice of the High Court, with
the special duty of presiding over the Federal Court of
Conciliation and Arbitration, in which capacity he
established the principles on which Federal
arbitration awards should be based. 


1922 Higgins resigned from the Presidency
of the Court but retained his seat on the High Court Bench. 

1929 Died at Dromana, Victoria. 

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http://www.cr.nps.gov/NR/travel/wash/dc73.htm

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Architects Daniel P Higgins 

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http://cssvirginia.org/vacsn4/original/hj00cvet.htm

Brilliant Career of the Merrimac.
By Comrade John F Higgins, of Virginia
Transcribed from Confederate Veteran, VIII, 1900. Pp.
356-357.transcribed by Martha H. Tyson and Mabry Tyson

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/03/03/state/n180101S67.DTL&feed=rss.news 

Marion Bigelow Higgins dies at Leisure World at age of 112
Friday, March 3, 2006 Seal Beach, Calif. (AP) -- 

Marion Bigelow Higgins, recognized as the oldest person in California, has died of congestive heart failure at her home in Leisure World. She was 112. Higgins was recognized as the oldest person in California, the sixth oldest in the United States and the 11th oldest in the world, according to an Orange County Register report on Friday.
Officials with the state Department of Aging could not immediately verify Friday whether she was California's oldest person.
Funeral arrangements for Higgins, who died Thursday, were pending, relatives said. "She finally began to show her age in recent months after 112 years of remarkably good health. Her mind remained sharp and attitude upbeat," her family said in a prepared statement. "She was ready and perhaps eager for the Lord to take her and she went peacefully."
Higgins, who was born in New York on June 26, 1893, participated in a study of "supercentenarians" conducted by the Gerontology Research Group at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 2004, she was one of two "supercentenarians" featured in a National Public Radio story about people over 110. Higgins, who at the time listened to books on tape, attended yard sales and sang daily, said she was "generally healthy" despite being blind and unable to walk.

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http://www.ocnow.com/community/groups/oneofakind/Marion_Higgins.html

A Salute to Marion Higgins 
On Her 107th Birthday 
We celebrate the 107th birthday of Marion Higgins,
author of RIPPLES ON A QUIET STREAM which she
completed and published in her 103rd year. She has
been marketing her book since then and on June 26 she
celebrates her 107th birthday.
MARION HIGGINS IS A CALIFORNIAN, A MOTHER AND A WIDOW
WITH THREE SONS STILL LIVING, Ages 75-80
   
10 June 2003 
    An update for your website. 
    My grandmother, Marion Higgins, will be
    celebrating her 110 birthday on June 26. 
    Sincerely. Julie (Higgins) Kirsch
   
29 June 2005 
Please follow the link to find an update on Marion Higgins who, at 112 years of age, is now the oldest living person in California and the 21st oldest living human.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/latimests/20050625/ts_latimes/hittingthebigeleveno 
Sincerely, Julie (Higgins) Kirsch
submitter
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Also 
http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05059/463487.stm 

... 

Given the available information from the news articles, webmaster believes this to be Marion and family in the 1930 Census
-Subject to user verification

John N Higgins  Pomona, Los Angeles, CA abt 1891 Idaho Head 
Marion Higgins  Pomona, Los Angeles, CA abt 1893          Wife 
John Higgins ,  Pomona, Los Angeles, CA abt 1920           Son
Horace Higgins Pomona, Los Angeles, CA abt 1923           Son 
Robert Higgins  Pomona, Los Angeles, CA abt 1926           Son 

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http://news.excite.com/news/r/010504/14/news-people-higgins-dc

Jazz Drummer Billy Higgins Dies at Age 64

Updated 2:10 PM ET May 4, 2001
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jazz drummer Billy Higgins,
who helped saxophonist Ornette Coleman develop his
revolutionary "free-jazz" style in the late 1950s, has
died at age 64 while awaiting his second liver
transplant, associates said on Friday.
Higgins, one of the most frequently recorded jazz
drummers and a mainstay of the Los Angeles jazz scene,
died at Daniel Freeman hospital where he was admitted
with pneumonia a few days ago. 
He recorded with many jazz greats such as Coleman,
Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Charles
Lloyd, Milt Jackson, Herbie Hancock and Lee Morgan and
was famed for a swinging style that went far beyond genre.
Higgins is the drummer on such seminal Coleman
recordings as "The Shape of Jazz to Come," "This is
Our Music," and "Something Else." He shared drumming
duties with Ed Blackwell on the famed album, "Free
Jazz," whose cover by abstract expressionist Jackson
Pollock paid tribute to the splashing sound of the music inside. 

Born in Los Angeles, Higgins started playing drums
when a child and began working with Coleman when in
his early 20s. He recorded with Coleman in the
late 1950s and early 1960s and then recorded on the
Blue Note label during the heyday of its "hard bop"
period. He also played extensively with Rollins
and pianist Cedar Walton during the 1960s.

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Higginsport Ohio and founder Colonel Robert Higgins
http://www.higginsportohio.com/history.html


Historically, Higginsport lies in that part of Ohio
which was part of the Virginia Military Lands - an
area set aside to be used as payment for the services
of Revolutionary War veterans of the colony of
Virginia. Although the coffers of the government of
our fledgling country were bare, it was rich with land
that was rapidly being claimed and settled. Many of
the large older homes in the area have a decided
"Virginia" style of architecture.

The village of Higginsport (first platted and recorded
as White Haven in 1816) was founded by Colonel Robert
Higgins, a Revolutionary War officer who received
1,000 acres of land for his services to the country.
Colonel Higgins, who was born in Virginia, left his
large plantation on the South Branch of the Potomac
River, and emigrated with his family to Kentucky in
1798 - across the river from his survey in Lewis
Township, OH. Col Higgins and his family crossed the
Ohio River in spring of 1799, and occupied a crude
cabin in what is now the village of Higginsport. Mrs.
Mary Higgins (nee Joliffe), who died in 1806, was the
first person buried in the Higginsport Cemetery.
Subsequently, Col. Higgins donated the land for a
public cemetery to the village of Higginsport

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http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/sendis58.htm

Linda Higgins (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate
Majority Whip
District 58
Capitol address: 328 Capitol, 75 Constitution Ave
St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
Capitol phone: (651) 296-9246
e-mail: sen.linda.higgins@senate.leg.state.mn.u s

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http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/igeneralinformation/icvjudge/Higgins.html
Judge Rosalyn HIGGINS
International Court of Justice 
http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/icj002.htm




(Member of the Court since 12 July 1995; re-elected as from 6 February 2000)

Born at London on 2 June 1937.


Dame Commander of the British Empire (1995).






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